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Nicholas Hum

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Family
Partner Mairead
Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2010.
Why this sport?
He first competed at an inter-school competition. He was then invited to train with the sprinting squad at Glenhuntly Athletic Club in Melbourne, VIC, Australia, where he tried long jump.
Club / Team
Glenhuntly Athletic Club: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Name of coach
John Boas [personal]

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Australia

General interest

Nicknames
Nick (Facebook profile, 26 Jul 2021)
Hobbies
Going to the gym, playing basketball. (athletics.com.au, 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Jumping the A qualifying standard with a slipped disc to qualify for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (paralympic.org.au, 12 Aug 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 17 Jan 2011)
Hero / Idol
US sprinter Michael Johnson, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (paralympic.org.au, 12 Aug 2019; vis.org.au, 2014)
Injuries
He had an injured back ahead of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (dandenong.starcommunity.com.au, 19 Aug 2016)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He believes the number eight brings him good luck. (Athlete, 17 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Love what you do, do what you love." (paralympic.org.au, 12 Aug 2019)
Other sports
He played basketball at the 2011 International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability [INAS] Global Games in Italy. He was joint top scorer for Australia and they finished in fourth place. (Basketball Victoria, 30 Mar 2011; knox-leader.whereilive.com.au, 09 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives
His father represented the Australian state of Victoria on the track. (athletics.com.au, 2017)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org.au, 12 Aug 2019)
Other information
BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP
He gave up the chance to compete in athletics at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London by taking a basketball scholarship at the Victorian Institute of Sport [VIS] in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. "I've always wanted to get into the VIS. It's pretty unreal." (knox-leader.whereilive.com.au, 09 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F20 Final 2011-01-26 5
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2013-07-23 8
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2015-10-24 10
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T20 Final Round 2016-09-11 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2017-07-16 5